Definitions for reputationˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rep•u•ta•tion*ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; repute.

  2. favorable repute:

    to ruin one's reputation.

  3. a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing:

    to build up a reputation.

* Syn: reputation , character are often confused. reputation , however, refers to the position one occupies or the standing that one has in the opinion of others, in respect to attainments, integrity, and the like: a fine reputation; a reputation for honesty.character is the combination of moral and other traits which make one the kind of person one actually is (as contrasted with what others think of one): Honesty is an outstanding trait of her character.

Origin of reputation:

1325–75; ME reputacioun < L reputātiō computation, consideration <reputāre (see repute )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. repute, reputation(noun)

    the state of being held in high esteem and honor

  2. reputation(noun)

    notoriety for some particular characteristic

    "his reputation for promiscuity"

  3. reputation, report(noun)

    the general estimation that the public has for a person

    "he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; "he was a person of bad report"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reputation(noun)ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən

    the positive or negative view people have of sb or sth as a result of their behavior

    He has a good/bad reputation in the legal profession.; a company that has earned a reputation for innovation; Virginia's reputation as one of the nation's leading wine regions


  1. reputation(Noun)

    What somebody is known for.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reputation(verb)

    the estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute

  2. Reputation(verb)

    the character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case

  3. Reputation(verb)

    specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name

  4. Reputation(verb)

    account; value


  1. Reputation

    Reputation of a social entity is an opinion about that entity, typically a result of social evaluation on a set of criteria. It is important in business, education, online communities, and many other fields. Reputation may be considered as a component of identity as defined by others. Reputation is known to be a ubiquitous, spontaneous, and highly efficient mechanism of social control in natural societies. It is a subject of study in social, management and technological sciences. Its influence ranges from competitive settings, like markets, to cooperative ones, like firms, organisations, institutions and communities. Furthermore, reputation acts on different levels of agency, individual and supra-individual. At the supra-individual level, it concerns groups, communities, collectives and abstract social entities. It affects phenomena of different scales, from everyday life to relationships between nations. Reputation is a fundamental instrument of social order, based upon distributed, spontaneous social control.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. reputation

    A bubble which a man bursts when he tries to blow it for himself.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A personal possession, frequently not discovered until lost.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2695

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4716

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Nouns Frequency: #1129

Translations for reputation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the opinion which people in general have about a person etc, a persons's abilities etc

That firm has a good/bad reputation; He has made a reputation for himself as an expert in computers; He has the reputation of being difficult to please; The scandal damaged his reputation.

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